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HYPERBOREA 3E » HYPERBOREA 3E has been announced. » 4/29/2021 11:25 am

measuredrums
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Super stoked for this announcement Jeff! ... a few bullet points regarding the announcement:

- Mixed feelings for a return to a two volume edition. I love the convenience of having it all in one place/volume, but can certainly understand reasons for splitting it up again ala 1st Edition. A slipcase option must be made available though, please. (stretch goal?)
- As @BlackKnight said ... indexes! I recall this was already planned when it was only going to be a 2nd Edition reprint, so I assume this is still planned.
- Very mixed feelings on the official name change. It will always be 'Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerer's of Hyperborea' to me. I know it's a mouthful, but its a glorious mouthful. Once again, I can see the logic and reasoning behind the decision, but it saddens me a bit.  

Other than the above few items, I relish the notion of more glorious art, perhaps a few needed rules clarifications/tweaks, and perhaps some other, yet to be revealed, surprises (fingers crossed). Bring on the Kickstarter Jeff!

Adventures » Entering the North Wind » 4/09/2021 11:30 am

I had a very similar idea, but I went one step further, the PC's would start in another game system altogether. Given the Weird Tales connection of AS&SH, and obviously that same dynamic in Call of Cthulhu, my plan was to start my group playing Call of Cthulhu, PC's generated for the CoC system and everything, actually play a few sessions of CoC with those characters, then by virtue of a Gate spell (or the like) they would be transported to Hyperborea. At which point we'd do some sort of conversion to AS&SH stats/class/etc. and away we go ... I had also toyed with the idea of this with just one of my players being transported alone, from modern age/CoC setting into an existing group of AS&SH PC's, fish out of water concept. Very cool idea though.

General Discussion » The Character Sheet of Wondrous Automation » 4/07/2021 4:08 pm

measuredrums
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Ghul wrote:

measuredrums wrote:

First off, my apologies for "necro-ing" this thread.

@Ghul ... I was wondering if anything further has happened on the continuation/development of this incredibly useful tool? It seems like a few years ago you'd taken the reigns from @Maezar and seemed to have plans to update the sheet to 2nd Edition specifications, then ... nothing further. Obviously this wouldn't/shouldn't necessarily be high on your priority list in the grand scheme of things, and that's okay, but I'm just curious if this is still a probability, or DOA?

Thanks!
 

It's just not something I have the time or resources to invest in right now, so it remains in limbo, I'm afraid. 

Thought as much, oh well ... maybe I'll have to step up my Excel skills and see what I can do, for my personal use only of course ... Thanks for the speedy reply (as always) Jeff/@Ghul!

 

General Discussion » The Character Sheet of Wondrous Automation » 4/07/2021 12:00 pm

measuredrums
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First off, my apologies for "necro-ing" this thread.

@Ghul ... I was wondering if anything further has happened on the continuation/development of this incredibly useful tool? It seems like a few years ago you'd taken the reigns from @Maezar and seemed to have plans to update the sheet to 2nd Edition specifications, then ... nothing further. Obviously this wouldn't/shouldn't necessarily be high on your priority list in the grand scheme of things, and that's okay, but I'm just curious if this is still a probability, or DOA?

Thanks!
 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA SOLD OUT! » 5/18/2020 1:46 pm

measuredrums
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Ghul wrote:

gizmomathboy wrote:

I know this is ...selfish and silly question, but...are you considering adding an index to the second printing?

Not silly at all, and I never knew you liked shellfish, but yes, we are adding an index! ;)

Jeff - Any chance the index will be made available as a pdf to those of us with the 1st printing? ... As much as I love to support you and your esteemed product line, I have two copies each of the Hardback and the Players Manual already, so I'm not sure yet another copy is in the cards for me this time (as much as I'd like to) ... especially in these cash strapped times.

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XII (2020) » 3/25/2020 10:25 am

measuredrums
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It's available folks! ... Get it while it's hot! ... Written by our very own Ghul and Luke Gygax! ... https://garycon.com/product/the-trouble-at-loch-jineeva/

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XII (2020) » 3/02/2020 10:20 am

measuredrums
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So stoked! ... Scored two Hyperborea events this year ... Michael Simon's "A Heist in Khromarium" and mavfire's "Lost Cairns of the Savages" ... and will playing in both with two of my oldest old school gaming buddies from waaaaay back in the early 80's ... Anyone know of a Hyperborea forum members get together happening at any point? Would love to meet some of you fine fellows and put faces to names ... See everyone there!

General Discussion » Sandbox Adventure tools/resources suggestions » 11/05/2019 3:18 pm

I'm looking to start a game that takes place in Hyperborea as laid out in the AS&SH rulebook. I'm planning on running it very Sandboxy. I've prepared 'The Anthropophagi of Xambaala' as a center-piece adventure, but it may or may not occur depending on what direction the players take. I've picked a handful of tools/resources to support this Sandbox excursion ... Ben Ball's 'Hyperborean Encounter Tables' & 'Random Sword and Sorcery Adventure Generator', Colin Chapmans 'AS&SH Character Name Generator' and 'Masks - Random Physical Features in AS&SH', 1st Edition AD&D DMG, and the Midkemia/Chaosium 'Cities' supplement ... oh, and of course my imagination! Are there any other tools/resources you guys can think of, or would use yourselves, that would help run a Sandbox game in Hyperborea?

General Discussion » Saving Throw fundraiser fanzine for James D. Kramer » 9/16/2019 11:34 am

measuredrums
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And purchased! ... Best wishes to Jim and his family in this trying time ... Glad to help.

General Discussion » Founders and Legends II » 7/25/2019 9:44 am

measuredrums
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Schwing!! ... Very cool Ghul ... looking forward to it.

General Discussion » Facebook Group? » 7/15/2019 10:36 am

There is the official page (https://www.facebook.com/HYPERBOREA.TV/) ... You can post to it, not sure if that's Jeff's intent (as it's nominally the Northwind Adventures FB page), but it is possible.

Rules Discussion » AS&SH 2e session 2 feedback and questions » 6/03/2019 4:45 pm

measuredrums
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Suggest to Admins that this post be moved to General Discussion or Rules Discussion due to content.

Rules Discussion » AS&SH 2e session 2 feedback and questions » 6/03/2019 4:38 pm

measuredrums
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Spellbinder wrote:

If you are 3/2 for attacks you have to split 3 attacks over 2 rounds.  Do you have to do the first round as 2/1 and then round 2 as 1/1 or could you do it in the opposite if you wanted?

According to the the 2nd Edition rulebook (p.246): "A 3/2 attack rate implies a single attack on one round and two attacks on the next round; similarly, a 5/2 attack rate implies two attacks on one round and three attacks on the next round."

Though the language is not implicitly clear (though I believe Jeff and DMPrata have commented on this exact wording elsewhere on the forum), the rules seem to imply the lesser number of attacks occur the 1st round (i.e: the 1/1 part of a 3/2 attack), and the larger number of attacks occur in the subsequent round (i.e: the 2/1 part of a 3/2 attack) by the use of the wording :"next round", as opposed to say, "the other round." This is also the way I run my combats.

Any other interpretations fellows?
 

Rules Discussion » AS&SH 2e session 2 feedback and questions » 6/03/2019 9:58 am

measuredrums
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Hey Spellbinder ... Check out this older message thread ... http://hyperborea.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=179 ... In this thread you'll find an eminently useful document put together by forum User Maezar. What you'll find is that the four phases of a combat round (melee, magic, missiles, movement) do NOT have a specific order as it may seem. The way I run combat, and it follows Maezars suggestions, is that characters take whichever action they want to/need to based solely on initiative order (i.e: Side A Phase 1, Side B Phase 1 ... then Side A Phase 2, Side B Phase 2 ... ordered by individual DEX per side) This is a discussion from back around 1st Edition timeframe, but the combat action sequence did not change from 1st to 2nd. Read through the whole thread as there are links to differing revised versions of the sheet throughout the thread. Hopefully this helps.

Sorcery » How to cast a spell » 4/30/2019 11:53 am

Although Ghul and DMPrata have done an "Astonishing" job (see what I did there?) with the rule-set, specifically as related to making them as user friendly as possible, it seems like some understanding of the rules definitely benefit from having a background in OSR games/gaming, or a familiarity with the games/rule-sets that inform the OSR ... such as Spell Casting for example.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » I did a thing » 4/05/2019 10:21 am

measuredrums
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... annnnd ... bookmarked! ... I look forward to your musings good sir.

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XII (2020) » 3/13/2019 12:51 pm

measuredrums
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Room reserved also! ... only 378 days to go!

Don

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XI (2019) » 3/12/2019 10:59 am

measuredrums
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Had an awesome first Gary Con! My group and I will be back next year for sure.

Played in a couple Hyperborea games, including one with HandyHaversack and couple of his NYC fellows (and one fellow from Ghul's home group), that were a total blast.

In support of Handy's anecdotal evidence, I also noticed many, many of the "Hyperborea Seeker" ribbons on various badges throughout the Con ... A lot of exposure.

Trying to assimilate back into the day to day now ... Many great memories (highlight was playing in a Top Secret: NWO game run by the OG "Administrator," Top Secret creator, Merle Rasmussen).

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con XI (2019) » 2/05/2019 1:41 pm

measuredrums
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under_score wrote:

Hey measuredrums, that's my MCC game you're in.
I'm looking forward to meeting some of the Hyperboreans there.  I wasn't able to get into an AS&SH game, but I'm running Ghost Ship and saw a couple familiar names in the sign up.

Looking forward to your MCC game under_score. I'll actually being playing with three buddies of mine that were part of my old game crew from back in the 80's. We've all semi-recently reconnected as far as gaming goes, and decided this trip to Gary Con will become an annual reunion to relive the glory days (we all live in different places now). We're playing in 4 events together; your MCC game, also an AS&SH, Top Secret:NWO, and a CoC game. Should be a blast.

p.s. I may be running a bit late to your MCC game (hopefully not), I'll be finishing up an AS&SH game right beforehand ... I'll boogie over asap though ... your game is B Forum (Back), the AS&SH is A Forum (Back), so they're pretty close.
 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Players' Manual, Referee's Screen, and more! » 2/05/2019 11:38 am

measuredrums
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Woot! ... All pdf's d'loaded successfully ... Stupendous job yet again Mr. Talanian ... Can't wait until April for that sweet GM screen though. Will be printing off the panels, laminating them, and will have my new screen ready for Gary Con!

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